- from Westward Expansion
It’s 1848, and strangers have come to your family’s ranch with some stunning news. The Mexican-American War is over, and now California belongs to the United States.
Feeling a little worried, you wonder if that means you will have to learn English, or maybe even join the U.S. Army? Your father smiles and says it doesn’t matter if the U.S. owns California, because the government is too far away to make any changes. What he doesn’t know is that change has already begun.